Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Review: Keeping Secret

Keeping Secret
Keeping Secret by Sierra Dean

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Release Date: July 10, 2012
Publisher: Samhain
Author’s Website: http://www.sierradean.com/
My Source for This Book: Amazon
Part of a Series: Yes, Book 4, Secret McQueen
Series Best Read In Order: Yes
Genre: Urban Fantasy

Official Blurb:

Something old, something blue, something deadly…what else is new?

Secret McQueen, Book 4

It’s a nice day for a white wedding. At least that’s what Secret McQueen is hoping for, with her poofy-princess-dress marriage to a werewolf king looming closer and closer by the day. But as ever, nothing can be that easy for a vampire/werewolf hybrid for whom someone still harbors a death wish.

Summoned to the south by her werewolf uncle, who makes no bones about the fact her mate bond with Lucas doesn’t pass muster, Secret learns her furry heritage looks more like a tangled vine than a family tree. Getting her royal uncle’s blessing hinges on finding one of the missing twigs. Even with vampire sentry Holden Chancery at her side, she manages to land up to her neck in a swamp of trouble.

As an assassin’s scope zeroes in, family dramas boil up and a fast-collapsing love square threatens to bury her alive, making it to the church on time could be the least of Secret’s problems.

Warning: Contains a grumpy bride who shouldn’t be wearing wedding white, a motley crew of bridesmaids, a dangerous scenic drive in the woods and a smoking-hot trio of suitors who might be too scorching to touch.

What I think:

KEEPING SECRET is the BEST installment in this series so far. I'm still suffering from a book hangover. I stayed up until 1:46 a.m. reading KEEPING SECRET. I was so pumped after I finished, that I started another book and had to force myself to go to bed around 3:30 a.m. The book lingered on in my sleep and I dreamed an alternate ending for one particular character. I still was not happy with the alternate ending I created. I'm mad at a few characters, and heartbroken for others. Waiting for the next installment is going to be excruciating.

If you have read my reviews on Books 1, 2, and 3, you will notice that there were a few things I was unhappy about, but something about the story continued to lure me into reading more. I'm delighted I continued on because the lukewarm feel from the first book, developed into piping hot by this most recent installment. The Secret McQueen books are relatively inexpensive. If you enjoy Urban Fantasy with a twist of romance, you will not regret your investment.

Secret McQueen Series – Published with Samhain Publishing

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